Oatmeal Bath Bomb Recipe

Soothing Oatmeal Bath Bomb Recipe for Dry Skin

This oatmeal bath bomb recipe will soothe dry skin and relax muscle tension, soaking your stress away on any given day. 

It’s that time of year when it’s so important to give yourself time to relax and replenish. Rather you’re quickly approaching the busy holiday season, or you’ve just packed the Christmas tree back up and found a place for almost everything – it’s critical to carve out time just for you! 

While any self-care ritual will do, for me, a long soak in a hot bath is, without a doubt replenishing at the end of any given day. 

There’s just one thing, I like my bath soaks to be a little bit fancy and itch-free. But, all those swanky bath salts, bubble baths, and bath bombs at the store come with a slightly shocking price tag and ingredients that make my skin itch more often than not. So, instead of shelling out green for bath products that will likely irritate my skin, I make my own. 

I get to choose ingredients that make my skin feel good and still feel fancy. And I’ve found this soothing oatmeal bath bomb recipe does just that while soaking stress away. 

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This is the BEST bath bomb recipe for dry skin that I have made!

What does bathing in oatmeal do?

People have turned to oatmeal baths for centuries to moisturize, reduce inflammation, and ease irritated skin. It’s even used to help with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis because oatmeal gently cleanses, exfoliates, and binds to the skin forming a protective barrier.

The natural skincare experts at Hello Glow agree, “Oatmeal is a wellness and skin superstar inside and out. You can’t go wrong starting the day with a steamy bowl of oatmeal and ending it with a soothing oatmeal soak in the tub.” 

Oatmeal bath benefits are helpful any time of the year, but more so during the chillier months. A lack of humidity can be really drying for the skin, and sometimes you just need the right ingredients to combat it. These DIY oatmeal bath bombs are super soothing for dry skin that chilly air can bring.

We’re all familiar with the fun of bath bombs, but how can you make bath bombs for dry skin? With just the right ingredients and my step-by-step instructions below, you can easily make bath bombs to soothe dry skin.

How Do You Make Bath Bombs for Dry Skin? 

We’re all familiar with the fun of bath bombs, but how can you make bath bombs for dry skin? With just the right ingredients and my step-by-step instructions below, you can easily make bath bombs to soothe dry skin. 

We start with oatmeal to remedy dry, irritated, itchy skin. Then add Epsom salt for a power-packed oatmeal bath. (Did you know Epsom salt does so much for our bodies? Check off reducing muscle aches and detoxifying too.) And blend in moisturizing sweet almond oil and chamomile essential oil to help eliminate stress and tension. 

There’s nothing better than a long bath soak in the tub on a chilly eve kicked up several notches with a homemade bath bomb to pamper the skin in the process!

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How to Make an Oatmeal Bath Bomb

Taking care of ourselves during the holiday season is crucial. And this oatmeal bath bomb recipe made with just the right ingredients proves you don’t have to long for a day at the spa to feel relaxed and replenished. Nor do you have to buy over-the-top products to feel luxurious. 

Instead, you’ll find oatmeal bath bombs are inexpensive, easy-to-make, and boasts a multitude of benefits for self-care. What more could you ask for? 

These DIY oatmeal bath bombs are super soothing for dry skin that chilly air can bring. With just the right ingredients and my step-by-step instructions, you can easily make oatmeal bath bombs to soothe dry skin.

Oatmeal Bath Bomb Ingredients:

½ cup baking soda

⅛ cup colloidal oatmeal 

¼ cup citric acid

⅛ cup Epsom salt

3 teaspoons sweet almond oil

2 tablespoons rolled oats

10 drops chamomile essential oil

1 to 2 teaspoons witch hazel or water, as needed

This bath bomb recipe makes 4 to 6 large bath 5 oz bombs or 12 to 15 small 2 oz bath bombs in these industry-standard size, stainless steel bath bomb molds.

Instructions to Make Oatmeal Bath Bombs:

Combine Dry Ingredients: Add ½ cup baking soda, ⅛ cup colloidal oatmeal, ¼ cup citric acid, and ⅛ cup Epsom salt to a large glass mixing bowl. Whisk ingredients together and remove any clumps. 

Combine Wet Ingredients: Pour three teaspoons of sweet almond oil and ten drops of chamomile essential oil into a separate, small glass bowl. Stir to combine. 

Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients:  Slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, whisking as you go. If the mixture begins to fizz or foam, slow down. 

Test the Mixture: Scoop a small amount of the bath bomb mixture into your hand and squeeze it together to test the consistency. It should stick together and hold its shape. If the mixture is too dry and powdery, add a ½ teaspoon of witch hazel or water (witch hazel is best). Then mix well and test again. Repeat until you have the correct consistency. 

Form Bath Bombs: Place one pinch of rolled oats in the base of one-half of a bath bomb mold. Then scoop each side of the bath bomb mold into the mixture until it’s just overflowing. Press them together and let the mold stand for 2 minutes. (I recommend using multiple bath bomb molds so you can keep going while the others are setting.)

Reveal and Dry: Once set, gently release the bath bomb onto a cutting board or cookie sheet. If a bath bomb cracks while removing it, scoop a little more mixture into the molds and press together again. Allow bath bombs to dry uncovered for 8 hours or overnight. Once dry, store in a container or dry place until use. 

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This oatmeal bath bomb recipe made with just the right ingredients proves you don’t have to long for a day at the spa to feel relaxed and replenished.

Oatmeal Bath Bomb Recipe

Yield: 12 bath bombs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This oatmeal bath bomb recipe made with just the right ingredients proves you don’t have to long for a day at the spa to feel relaxed and replenished.

Materials

  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ⅛ cup colloidal oatmeal
  • ¼ cup citric acid
  • ⅛ cup Epsom salt
  • 3 teaspoons sweet almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 10 drops chamomile essential oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons witch hazel or water, as needed

Tools

  • bath bomb mold

Instructions

Combine Dry Ingredients: Add ½ cup baking soda, ⅛ cup colloidal oatmeal, ¼ cup citric acid, and ⅛ cup Epsom salt to a large glass mixing bowl. Whisk ingredients together and remove any clumps. 

Combine Wet Ingredients: Pour three teaspoons of sweet almond oil and ten drops of chamomile essential oil into a separate, small glass bowl. Stir to combine. 

Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients:  Slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, whisking as you go. If the mixture begins to fizz or foam, slow down. 

Test the Mixture: Scoop a small amount of the bath bomb mixture into your hand and squeeze it together to test the consistency. It should stick together and hold its shape. If the mixture is too dry and powdery, add a ½ teaspoon of witch hazel or water (witch hazel is best). Then mix well and test again. Repeat until you have the correct consistency. 

Form Bath Bombs: Place one pinch of rolled oats in the base of one-half of a bath bomb mold. Then scoop each side of the bath bomb mold into the mixture until it’s just overflowing. Press them together and let the mold stand for 2 minutes. (I recommend using multiple bath bomb molds so you can keep going while the others are setting.)

Reveal and Dry: Once set, gently release the bath bomb onto a cutting board or cookie sheet. If a bath bomb cracks while removing it, scoop a little more mixture into the molds and press together again. Allow bath bombs to dry uncovered for 8 hours or overnight. Once dry, store in a container or dry place until use. 

Notes

This bath bomb recipe makes 4 to 6 large bath 5 oz bombs or 12 to 15 small 2 oz bath bombs in these industry-standard size, stainless steel bath bomb molds.

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